WILD FIELDS presents The Ash Walker Trio at YALM

Castle and Marketplace

We are hyped to to be working with the Wild Fields team on bringing Norwich some great acts this summer. Serving food from hand selected independent vendors and drinks from any one of three bars, good vibes are guaranteed.

Ash Walker trio

Doors 6pm Music 7.30-10pm

Notting Hill has long been a hub for the multicultural diaspora that has transformed the sound of London. Going right back to the days of Colin MacInnes, documented in City Of Spades, right through to the birth of the Notting Hill Carnival, The Clash and Ladbroke Grove stalwarts like Norman Jay. In recent years, that has been somewhat eroded by the arrival of new upscale residents like Tory MP Michael Gove or actress Keira Knightley. But lately, a chink in the relentless armour of gentrification has appeared in the shape of Ash Walker, producer, DJ, dedicated Afro-futurist and man-about-town.

He is now on his fourth album, Astronaut – the second for Night Time Stories – the accomplished follow-up to Aquamarine. The album is the sum total of his influences – and then some. Travelling from Dilla to D’Angelo, João Gilberto to Johnny Clarke, Inflo to K15, deep house to Soul Vibrations, hyper modern to crackly classics, but all with that unmistakeable swing and groove that is a key component in the Walker yard.